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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Can Sing a Rainbow

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I asked my students to answer a series of questions yesterday in class to encourage them to use complete sentences when talking. I asked questions like:

Where were you born?
When did you come to America?
Where do you live?
What language do you speak at home?
(and several other questions)

But some of my students wanted to ask their own questions of each other, like:

What is your dream?
What kind of music do you like?
and
What's your favorite song from childhood?

Here are some of their answers:

I dream about being happy.
I dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.
My dream is to end my life being loyal to Jesus Christ.


I was impressed.

One student asked me to name my favorite song from childhood. I had to think only a few seconds before I remembered this one:

I Can Sing a Rainbow
(by Arthur Hamilton)

Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue,
I can sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow too!
Listen to your heart,
Listen to your heart,
And sing everything you feel,

I can sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow,
Sing along with me!
Red and yellow...

I wish I could sing it for you. It's really cute and touching.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey Alicia,

Iremember this song! It was one of my favorites, too.
Lisa D.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Lisa D!
Isn't it precious? It makes Gigi smile when I sing it to her....Isn't that something?
Thanks for commenting!!!

Anonymous said...

I love what your students answers were. I also like the song you liked as a child.

Auntie T

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Auntie T,
The next time we see you we'll both sing it to you!
Love,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

One of my first "happy" memories is seing my sister sing that song in a school production.! Tell big Bobby I said happy birthday! A'D

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

I will only deliver messages to Gigi from you. Not to anybody else.